Adolph Hitler

Fox Options Film on German Hero ‘Arminius,’ a Favorite of Third Reich

Screen writer Frank Moll has reportedly optioned a script to 20th Century Fox about ancient German hero “Arminius,” He defeated a Roman army in a key battle that shaped Germany. Only one problem; Third Reich propagandists used him to promote Nazi Germany’s superiority. There’s no question the story of the ancient warrior would make for interesting cinema, especially for those fond of movies like “The Gladiator” or Mel Gibson’s “Braveheart." Arminius has been used in almost every German war to rouse nationalism....